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Why Are We Still Fighting For A Little Girl's Voice?

I am currently in the process of preparing for a due process hearing and still shaking my head at how we got here. First, though, I need to tell you about Sara. Sara is a beautiful 11-year-old girl who is deaf. She also suffers from multiple…
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Should I Hire a Special Education Advocate? A Podcast Summary...

    This post is a summary of a podcast done by Dr. Susan Burnett of CSNLG.  Listen to the podcast here. I have lost count of how many times I have been asked by concerned friends if they should hire someone to help me…

How Much Does a Special Education Attorney Cost?

    This post is a summary of an interview I did with Richard Isaacs, an attorney here at CSNLG. Check out the full interview here. Lawyers who handle special education cases know and understand that getting legal services…
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Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy Right For Your Special Needs Child?

  CBT This article is based on a podcast I recorded with Dr. Perry Passaro, a licensed psychologist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT benefits many, especially children with special needs, autism or high-functioning autism.…
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Disability Rights California, A Fantastic Resource For All Disabilities

Disability Rights California is a non-profit organization with a mission "...to advance dignity, equality, independence and freedom for all Californians with disabilities."  It provides information and advocacy. Receiving Help DRC,…
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Understanding Why Some School Districts Are Suing Parents

  With the start of the 2017-2018 school year well on its way, I have noticed more due process filings by school districts against families. A due process hearing means either party, in this case, the districts, are asking the…
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Five Things To Consider When Seeking an Independent Evaluation (IEE)

  An independent educational evaluation (IEE) may be requested by parents when they do not agree with a district's results or it is not seen as comprehensive enough. As a parent, you have the right to request an IEE at the district’s…